|By Cloud News Desk, Krisandra Russo||
|February 17, 2009 08:45 AM EST||
Building the right infrastructure that can scale up or down at a moment's notice - the very essence of Cloud Computing - has become ever more crucial in today's challenging business landscape.
But it can be a complicated and expensive task, which is why we're pleased to have the Chief Technology Officer of Amazon.com, Dr. Werner Vogels, give the Opening Keynote at the 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, being held March 30-April 1, 2009.
Join us in New York City to hear first-hand about Infrastructure as a Service and the lessons Amazon.com learned from building one of the world's largest distributed systems.
Dr Vogels will explore the many challenges of building a reliable, flexible architecture that can manage unpredictable behaviors of today's internet business. The main focus of his keynote session will be state management - one of the dominating factors in the scalability, reliability, performance and cost-effectiveness of the overall system.
Dr Vogels will be speaking on Day One of the three-day event, which is being held at The Roosevelt Hotel in New York City.
In addition to Dr Vogels' opening keynote, there are two additional keynotes by industry thought leaders. Plus over 100 technical breakout sessions, general sessions, discussion panels, and more. Below we bring you a selection of the technical- and strategy-focused sessions we have on offer March 30-April 1. If additionally you'd like to follow the event on Twitter then you can do so right away today by clicking on the Twitter logo to the left.
You can also follow the Event - and those planning to attend - by connecting to the Event on LinkedIn.
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Amazon's Dr Werner Vogels leads off a top-notch lineup of speakers from the leading industry players of the main layers of the Cloud ecosystem - the infrastructure players, the platform providers, and those offering applications and services. The lineup includes, among others:
- Vik Chaudhary - VP of Corporate Development, Keynote Systems
- Peter Coffee - Director of Platform Research, Salesforce.com
- Doug Tidwell - Senior Software Engineer, IBM
- Prasad Rampalli - VP, Digital Enterprise Group, Intel
- David Bernstein - VP & GM of Cloud Computing, Cisco
- Glenn Brunette - Chief Security Architect, Sun
- Sajai Krishnan - CEO, ParaScale
- Ken Oestreich - Vice President, Egenera
- Patrick Kerpan - CTO, CohesiveFT
- Thorsten von Eicken - CTO and Co-Founder, RightScale
- Scott Sanchez - Chief Technology Architect, Unisys
- Scott Wiener - Co-Founder & CTO, Cloud9 Analytics
- Jeff Bauer, Creative Director, Forbes.com
- Anthony Arrott - Special Assistant to the CTO, Trend Micro
- Stuart Charlton - Chief Software Architect, Elastra
- David Bressler - Principal Architect, Progress Software
- Raghavan Srinivas - Technology Evangelist, Intuit
- Brian Zanghi - President & CEO, Kadient
- Kevin Jackson - Director of Business Development, Dataline
- Bob Quinn - Founder, Chairman & CTO of 3Leaf Systems
- David Linthicum - Editor-in-Chief, Virtualization Journal
- Bill McColl, Founder & CEO, Cloudscale
- Omer Trajman - Director of Field Engineering, Vertica Systems
- Jon Pyke, Chief Strategy Officer, Cordys
The organizing principle of each Cloud Computing Conference & Expo is that through our intensive 3-day schedule of keynotes, general and breakout sessions, attending delegates will be assured of leaving the Conference with abundant resources, ideas and examples they can apply immediately to leveraging the Cloud, helping them to maximize performance, minimize cost and improve the scale of their endeavors.
|rgalante 02/02/09 01:44:00 AM EST|
Amazon should have some interesting thoughts on cloud computing, but it is a mistake to focus too much on the plumbing. When there is a housing boom, do you hear about the new way foundations and plumbing are being put into the houses? Do people hear about how the power grid manages spike usage? Even as a network engineer, I have no interest in what the plumbing is. I just want to be able to see if I lost any business. I don't car about diagrams, use cases.
When it comes to the cloud, I just want to know if it rained or shined today. The point is, what is more important than the plumbing is what the users of the plumbing will see and will they like it and will it help them do something better or something they couldn't do before? To the same, there needs to be more SaaS, PaaS and the newer Open Platform as Service (OPaaS) companies, such as ModBox talked about when we talk about the cloud because the applications and services are the water for the cloud, the faucet, the light switch - click.
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